Erika Lieschen Treanor
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Artist Portfolio

Laying the bones of charcoal. Rhythm becomes motion: a dance of expanding and contracting; gestural lines reveal and conceal the spirit of source described in the depths of fluid oils.

Current Works

willow affinity line series

Charcoal on Fabriano

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balance, growth, harmony & life

A body of charcoal line drawing works on luscious Fabriano paper that describe love and the relational field between baby, parent, and sibling in those first moments.

 

2015-17

Felis Bengalensis series MMXVI

Oils, Charcoals, and Printmaking

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Felis Bengalensis ajax MMXVI

, hand-rolled silk twill scarf series

It is morning when I find him curled into a ball - twisting, turning and exposing his belly of spots. The sounds of rumbling rhythms cascade throughout his elongated body as he preforms for me a series of somersaults in clouds of duvet. In this moment I fall captive to his spell and want embody my own version of turning spinal articulations and elasticated muscular movements. Pure joy!

All the meanwhile, this creative little creature is bold, strong and a warrior. In a single moment he is able to react to a sound of prey outside and seek his moment of hunt. Ajax truly exemplifies what is possible when living a life of nurture and nature - the potential for embrace, exchange, and instinct.

Silk scarf sizes available: 45x45cm, 90x90cm, 133x133cm

Felis Bengalensis MAXIMUS MMXVI

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hand-rolled silk twill scarf series

He places himself high above, looking down and across his panoramic view observing something I cannot explain because I am human. Possibly he sees behaviours, energies, details in garments, markings on the architecture. Possibly he senses my heat, my cold, my heart beat. I am not sure and this known-unknown is what led me to sketch Maximus.

To be in his gaze, slow blinking and setting aside my agenda. It is in this moment I record memories in my felt sense and develop an appreciation for the shared rhythms that life truly is underneath all its visual constructs.

Silk scarf sizes available: 45x45cm, 90x90cm, 133x133cm

Felis Bengalensis the twins MMXVI

, hand-rolled silk twill scarf series

From the beginning these two cheeky monkeys in cat suits played in twirls, creating spirals, turns, spins, leaps, and preformed astounding acrobatics. Beside myself with the gift of witnessing such feats, their play is pure expression of health and connection with another in a relational field unseen by the eye but felt by the body.

The Twins is a study of their playfulness, endearment, and compassion for one another during play and their flora surroundings act as a peek for the viewer into what and where they might transport to spiritually during these moments of tumbling dance.

Silk scarf sizes available: 45x45cm, 90x90cm, 133x133cm

‘Felis Bengalensis series MMXVI’ Oil Paintings. More available upon request.

Felis Bengalensis Ajax MMXVI, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, 2016.

Felis Bengalensis Ajax MMXVI, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, 2016.

Felis Bengalensis Maximus MMXVI, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, 2016.

Felis Bengalensis Maximus MMXVI, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, 2016.

Felis Bengalensis The Twins MMXVI, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, 2016.

Felis Bengalensis The Twins MMXVI, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, 2016.

Erika Lieschen Treanor donates 10% scarf profits to wild cat conservation via The Cat Survival Trust. Read more.

 

2009-11

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The Slade - 2011 MFA Degree Show

Sculpture, Ink Paintings, Writings and Printmaking.

Creating What Is Missed: Phase ABC, Phase BAC, and Phase CBA, Printmaking, Paper, 102x148cm, 2011.

Creating What Is Missed: Phase ABC, Phase BAC, and Phase CBA, Printmaking, Paper, 102x148cm, 2011.

Written Works for Installation: Engineering ≥ Evolving: Romanticism of a Nomadic Space N°03032011, Various materials, 2011.

Written Works for Installation: Engineering ≥ Evolving: Romanticism of a Nomadic Space N°03032011, Various materials, 2011.

Engineering ≥ Evolving: Romanticism of a Nomadic Space N°03032011, Installation: Various materials, 150x160x60cm, 2011.

Engineering ≥ Evolving: Romanticism of a Nomadic Space N°03032011, Installation: Various materials, 150x160x60cm, 2011.

Untitled, Mixed Media: Ink on Paper and Steel Sculptures, 2009-11.

Untitled, Mixed Media: Ink on Paper and Steel Sculptures, 2009-11.

 

Pre-2009

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Monochrome landscape series

Intaglio Printmaking

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Landscape Series 1-4, Aquatint etchings, 80x108cm, 2008.

Overlapping Landscapes, Aquatint etching, 90x60cm, 2008.

Overlapping Landscapes, Aquatint etching, 90x60cm, 2008.

Overlapping Landscapes II, Aquatint etching, 100x60cm, 2008.

Overlapping Landscapes II, Aquatint etching, 100x60cm, 2008.